The other day, i installed XenServer 6.2 on my new Lenovo ThinkCentre. I thought that would be a great idea since Citrix announced that XenServer is now Open Source.
After the installation was done, i was not able to boot on the new installation of XenServer. After some asking around, i found this solution:
- Boot on the Xenserver installation media
- When you get to the install screen. Type menu.c32 as on the first picture.
- A new screen comes up. Press tab.
- You can now see the string that the menu generate in order to start the installation. Just before the last ’—’, type disable-gpt as the picture below and press enter.
Run through the installation as you always do. After the installation is done XenServer will now boot up.
This issue can be experienced on Lenovo computers and IBM servers.
Francisco Silveira says
Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The same solution is valid for LG-ALLINONE
Dan Lee says
Thanks a bunch! Same solution worked for an old Gateway DX-4860.
Israel Alejandro Quintanilla Alas says
Works great with XEN SERVER 7 installed from USB.
Thank you so much, can you explain me please what happen if GPT is on.
Thank you much! Same worked for “Intel Desktop m-board DH61BF”
Thank you so much it works with XEN SERVER 7 installed from USB. on lenv0 t420s
Behnood Moradi says
Morten Christensen says
Solved it for me with XenServer 7.1 and an Acer Desktop XC600 from 2013.
Probably something with its UEFI bios, that cannot handle a GPT boot record with fallback to MBR. A drawback is, that on a 10 T hdd, XenCenter can only see 2 T.
Just like to confirm that this works on 7.2.0 too. Thank you for sharing!
Great it works with W520
Lifesaver! Banging my head against wall trying to figure this one out. Why it has to be so problematic! Thank you for the write up!
Thank you very much. Very helpful. My XenServer host is finally running and works just perfect.
It worked for me on Xenserver 7.6 on a Dell Inspiron
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This helped me just today on xenserver 7.6 on a dell t130. Thank you.
Gerson Albuquerque says
It worked on Dell XPS. Thanks!
Ahamed Afkar says
Great. Working like a charm on IBM X3100M4. Thanks alot!!!
Vijith Shankar VJ says
Sir. Could u please help me . Im trying to install xensever on my ibm X3100 M4. Tried the workaround but still not able to boot from the harddisk.
Thank you very much.
This solution worked Citrix Hypervisor(Xenserver) 8.1.0 on Lenovo Thinkcentre M82.
Charlie Lopez says
Thanks man!! This saved me lots of time!!
Selwyn James says
Many thanks for this.
Saved me too (IBM x3650 M3).
I owe you one…
Juan Estanovich says
Excelente , después de 3 horas de buscar la solución por fin un buen tip. Solucionado.
Here is some background info on this: